About Speaker Applications

We are currently accepting speaker applications from anyone within the DePaul community including faculty, staff, students and alumni. If you have a bold and inspiring idea that ties to this year’s theme “The Unexpected,” we’d encourage you to apply here:

Our application review process requires a 2-minute video pitch of the idea, so if you have someone who you think would be a great speaker, please encourage them to apply themselves.

Yes, but no more than three people per group.

Speakers for our next TEDxDePaulUniversity event will be announced in early 2020.

Yes. In the past, some talks have included performances, or a performance that has a strong connection to the theme also may be considered as a talk.

We also have invited groups to perform on stage in between talks or during breaks. If you’d like to be considered, please email us at TEDx@depaul.edu.

The deadline to apply to be a speaker at TEDxDePaulUniversity 2020 is December 2, 2020.

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About the Event

If you would like to partner with us by sponsoring the event, you can find more information here.

The schedule gets posted approximately one month before the event.

All areas of the venue are handicap accessible and the auditorium offers handicap seating.
If you require a sign language interpreter, we must be notified at least 30 days in advance of the event. To request this or any other special attendance requirements, please contact us at TEDx@depaul.edu.

We highly encourage TEDx attendees to take public transportation if possible. The Holtschneider Performance Center is a short five-minute walk from the Fullerton CTA Red Line station.
If you must drive, discounted parking for Holtschneider Performance Center attendees is available at the following garages:

The former Children’s Memorial Hospital garage
2316 N. Lincoln Ave.
New discounted event parking rates will be available September 15, 2018. Please check back for updated information.
1-2 hrs: $8.00
2-4 hrs: $10.00
4-24 hrs: $12.00
*Early bird special: In before 9am/Out after 2pm Mon-Fri: $10.00

Sheffield Parking Facility
2331 N. Sheffield Ave.
Discounted parking for weekday events after 4pm and all-day Saturdays and Sundays is $7.25.
Discounted parking for weekday events before 4pm is $9.25.

Clifton Parking Deck
2330 N. Clifton Ave.
Discounted parking for weekday events after 4pm and all-day Saturdays and Sundays is $7.25.
Discounted parking for weekday events before 4pm is $9.25.

Please note that parking is strictly prohibited on Chalmers Place and in the residential area to the west of the Concert Hall and School of Music. You will be towed if you park in the spaces reserved for residents only.

At this time, we do not do live stream TEDxDePaulUniversity. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the videos on YouTube once they are posted three-to-four weeks after the event.

The talks will be posted to the official TEDx YouTube channel three-to-four weeks after the event. Check our Facebook and Twitter for the direct link to all of the videos once they are posted.

The schedule gets posted approximately one month before the event.

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About Tickets

If you have a large group you’d like to bring to TEDxDePaulUniversity, please email us at TEDx@depaul.edu.

Tickets for the April 24 event will go on sale in early 2020. Check back on our website or on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the announcement.

Refunds will be granted until 30 days prior to the event.

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